Shh, don’t tell your kids. Wade McGilberry just won a million dollars playing a video game.
The 23-year-old from Mobile, Ala., accomplished the feat in just an hour and a half, becoming the first to pitch a perfect game in Take-Two Interactive Software Inc.’s “Major League Baseball 2K10.” He and his wife, Katy, plan to pay off their mortgage and start a family.
“We are trying to be responsible with it. We are simple people,” said Katy McGilberry.
It wasn’t supposed to be that easy. McGillberry bought the game at its midnight launch and played it after coming home from his job as a records keeper for 401(k) retirement plans. In 90 minutes, he won the million.
Jason Argent of Take-Two said no one among the game’s developers has been able to accomplish a perfect game.